I had planned on doing a 10k run on Wednesday night. As I was walking home from work it was roasting and I was thinking about what my route would be. Part of the Women’s 10k route, into Pollock Park and back home… so the distance would be closer to 7 or 8 miles once I’d run to and from my flat.
I got home and my partner (who is injured just now) was all ready and had decided to go for a walk around Pollock Park whilst I ran. I walked with her for a lap of part of Pollock Park and got chatting, so did another lap. Then after about 2 miles, my garmin started playing silly beggars saying it was low on battery…?
Although my initial thought was to definitely run tonight a few gremlins were creating excuses for me not to:
- ‘You need the toilet, you can’t run if you need the toilet!’ (answer: I can get dropped at Bella, nip into the loo, then run a route and home).
- ‘Your garmins going to run out so you won’t have a track of your run.‘ (answer: I don’t need my garmin to run… ahem!)
- ‘You don’t have a route from Pollock Park in mind that you want to run.’ (answer: I’ll just run hill repeats of the hill in Pollock Park, then run home).
- ‘You can run tomorrow morning before work, like you had planned this morning… sure it means you’ll have two runs in one day, but you like doing that.’ (answer: arrrgggg!! OK THEN, I’ll do it tomorrow morning! But I’d better do it or else!!)